National Leaders of Education Training Programme – Market Engagement Webinar 3 March 2021
To design a training programme for National Leaders of Education, and deliver it during the Autumn and Spring terms of academic year 2021/22.
National Leaders of Education Training Programme
Department for Education
- Education and training services – 80000000
- Training services – 80500000
- Vocational training services – 80530000
Location of contract
North East, North West, Yorkshire and the Humber, East Midlands, West Midlands, East of England, London, South East, South West
Value of contract
£95,000 to £118,000
24 February 2021
Approach to market date
15 March 2021
Contract start date
30 April 2021
Contract end date
31 March 2022
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Contract is suitable for VCSEs?
DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES:
The purpose of this early engagement notice is to notify the market of the Department for Education's (DfE) intention to undertake a procurement exercise to appoint a suitably experienced organisation to design a training programme for National Leaders of Education (NLEs), and deliver it during the Autumn and Spring terms of academic year 2021/22.
A market engagement webinar will be hosted by the DfE on 3 March 2021, from 1pm-2pm. Details of this webinar will be sent to interested parties following registration.
For information: Attendance at the market engagement events is not a pre-requisite for being able to submit a tender against this opportunity. If you are unable to attend the market engagement events, the information pack, along with slides and Q&A will be made available.
INDICATIVE DATES FOR PROCUREMENT:
Subject to the outcome of the market engagement, we intend to open an application round in March 2021. Providers who have registered their interest in this opportunity would complete a set application form detailing their suitability to design and deliver the training programme. The application round would close in April 2021.
Once the application round has closed, applications will undergo an initial desktop assessment based on the criteria and weighting set out in the application pack, following which there will be a moderation of those results before final award and mobilisation. Contract award will be in late April 2021. Further information on the procurement process will be provided during the market engagement activity.
SCHEDULED DATE FOR PUBLICATION OF CONTRACT NOTICE:
The DfE intends to award a contract in late April 2021.
START AND END DATES OF THE CONTRACT:
It is anticipated that the initial contract term will be April 2021 – March 2022.
The DfE will be administering the procurement processes electronically via the DfE e-Tendering Portal; Jaggaer. No hard copy documents will be issued and all communications with DfE (including final submission of tenders) will be conducted via the Jaggaer Portal.
Bidders who are not already registered on the portal can register here: https://education.app.jaggaer.com
When registered and signed in to Jaggaer you will need to express an interest in the opportunity to be able to access all relevant documentation, including the webinar pack.
If you would like to attend the market engagement webinar on 3rd March 2021, please express your interest by no later than 1200 on 3rd March 2021.
For any assistance required in registering bidders should contact the Jaggaer helpdesk: help_UK@jaggaer.com
This notice is to advertise an opportunity. The Department reserves the right not to enter a formal procurement process and not award contract(s). Accordingly, the Authority will not be liable for any bid cost, expenditure, work or effort incurred by a supplier in acting on the basis of this notice.
How to apply
Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.
About the buyer
Sanctuary Buildings, 20, Great Smith Street